Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Keep From Being the One to Be Replaced

Any football squad would want to flush out a bad player and have him replaced with a better, more sharp counterpart. It is like having personal colon cleanse to relive yourself of any hindrances and pains. This is what many coaches and club managers continue to deal with – improving the quality of team play and eventually the win rate of the team. That’s why as a football player, one should always prevent himself from being the one to be replaced.

Chelsea 4-0 Wolverhampton Match Goal Photos 11/21/2009

Chelsea ran riot to rout strugglers Wolves and retain a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League. It was a stellar Blues display despite a host of absences, kick-started by Florent Malouda's 22-yard strike. Michael Essien then grabbed two in 10 minutes, heading home unmarked and squeezing in from the edge of the area, before Joe Cole clipped in on the hour.

1-0 Florent Malouda 5"

2-0 Michael Essien 12"

3-0 Michael Essien 22"

4-0 Joe Cole 56"

Dreaming to Become a Football Star

As I have mentioned in a previous post, soccer celebs enjoy so many perks. Aside from the huge salary package and working like what they’re doing isn’t work, they enjoy the cars they can buy.

They can choose from prestigious cars and macho trucks and buy their parts like Mopar parts, for example. That’s why it really is a dream for many to become a football celebrity.

Stoke City 1-0 Portsmouth Match Goal Photo 11/22/2009

Ex-Portsmouth striker Ricardo Fuller made his old club pay for a penalty miss as he hit Stoke's winner against the Premier League's bottom club. Kevin-Prince Boateng saw his tame spot-kick for Pompey easily saved by keeper Thomas Sorensen after Rory Delap's foul on Aruna Dindane. The visitors were the more threatening side but went behind when Fuller curled in a low shot after a well-worked move. A dejected Pompey failed to recover as Stoke held on for a hard-fought win.

1-0 Ricardo Fuller 74"

Monday, November 23, 2009

Match Fitness Through European Leagues

Age is a big factor for any athlete. Football players who are getting older are starting to consider retirement but most are still trying to stay fit for the upcoming 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

But age can be overcome if there is what football coaches call match fitness. It will take more than a wrinkle cream which just deals with looks. It’s going to take participation in leagues, preferably European leagues.

Brazil 1-0 England Match Goal Picture 11/14/2009

Nilmar's header early in the second half condemned Fabio Capello's reshaped England side to defeat against Brazil in Qatar. England battled hard against a superior Brazil, but Nilmar headed Elano's pass beyond Ben Foster after 47 minutes. Brazil's victory margin could have been greater, but Luis Fabiano missed a penalty after Foster fouled Nilmar.

1-0 Nilmar 47"

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Scheduling Weekly Football

Football is something that is really enjoyable to play. Many gadgets have tried to simulate football but nothing beats the real thing. The closest probably that came to imitating sport games is the Wii. In the indoor level, it can make you move, but again, nothing beats the real thing. Right now, I plan to fix my schedule for the week and include a once a week football schedule.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Football Stars Can Spend Vacation Anywhere

Any football star can afford expensive vacations or even vacation homes. I have heard before that football superstar David Beckham owns a vacation house at Dubai’s Palm Islands.

Because of a football star’s income, this is very possible. They can choose wherever they want to have a vacation or buy a vacation house like the Outer Banks vacation homes or something like that. Who doesn’t want to be a football star?

Argentina Coach Diego Maradona Banned for Two Months

Even as Argentina has qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, Argentina coach Diego Maradona has been banned from football for two months by FIFA for his furious outburst after last month's victory over Uruguay. Maradona, under pressure in the run-up to the match, directed an expletive-laden tirade, broadcast on live TV, at reporters and critics after the game. The 1-0 win ensured Argentina qualified for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Argentina's Coach: Diego Maradona

The ban will run from 15 November to 15 January 2010, which means he will miss the World Cup draw on 4 December. He could also miss a home international friendly against the Czech Republic scheduled for 16 December at a so-far unspecified venue, though his role as coach at the World Cup will not be affected.

Maradona, who attended the three-hour disciplinary committee hearing in Zurich, was also fined £15,000.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Perks of Being a Football Star

One of the perks of being a football or soccer superstar, aside from the popularity, is the car. Most European football superstars get a car package from their football club. The cars that they use are those brands that are expensive and are well accessorized that the football stars won’t need to get other accessories. The cars they drive already have great stereo system, dash kit, and probably even body kits that are hard to find to make themselves standout. That is why becoming a football star is a dream of many young people because it’s a job that isn’t like a job. They can enjoy while they work and that makes it seem like it’s not work at all.

Eye Accessories for the Holidays

As another season, the holiday season, unfolds this next two months, looking for gifts for everyone, not just for football players, becomes an issue. People look around for new products or New Arrivals.

One suggestion I would like to make are Holiday Fun Eyeglasses. You can either get expensive ones or you can get your friend or loved one $8 Prescription Zenni Glasses. You can select from their wide array of eye accessories. One of my favorites is below.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United Match Goal Photo: Nov 8, 2009

John Terry grabbed the only goal of the game to extend Chelsea's Premier League lead to five points and deal a big blow to Manchester United's title chances. The Blues skipper met Frank Lampard's free-kick in the 76th minute to earn his side a 10th straight home win.

But a makeshift United side will feel aggrieved after a fine display, with Darren Fletcher in impressive form. Wayne Rooney twice went close from range, but a lack of cutting edge cost the reigning champions dear in the end. And with Sir Alex Ferguson's side now five points behind their London rivals, United must hope Chelsea's current form falls away if they are to win a fourth successive title.

1-0 John Terry 76"

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Do You Have Proper Conditioning and Training?

For football players and even for other athletes in other physically challenging sports, having the right weight and fitness is essential. Soccer players who are about to retire are trying their best to get into their national teams for the 2010 World Cup. They try to maintain match fitness and maintain the right weight to still be powerful but agile at the same time.

Even for boxing, like this coming Pacquiao-Cotto match (see previous post for live video streaming information), the two boxers are working hard to make it to 145lb. Without using any slimming pills, they worked hard to get their weight down and hopefully not lose any power and strength as they fight at that weight.

So, it is very important to have proper conditioning and training as athletes. Do you have proper training?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Link to Live Video Free Streaming of the Manny Pacquiao - Migel Cotto Fight Entitled Firepower

In less than a week's time people in the net will start to search for a link to live video free streaming of the Manny Pacquiao and Migel Cotto fight entitled Firepower. I myself will try to find sources of these free links which will definitely become available a day before. I will gladly share the link/s and would encourage you to subscribe to my blog feed if you want to receive the link straight to your e-mail box.

Firepower: Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao vs Miguel Cotto

If you are looking for an updated link to the free live video streaming of Firepower, Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto's fight at the MGM Grand on November 15, 2009, even though this blog is about football os soccer, I can cover boxing for this momentous event - a show of support for our Filipino hero and a help to all our "kababayans" out there.

I would suggest, if you want real time update on the availability of the link, that you subscribe to the blog feed of Football Videos and Pictures. I have provided links to live football matches before and can also provide free link to live video streaming of the Pacquiao vs Cotto boxing match. I will not ask for donations or anything - just a free offer.

I am excited to watch the match myself, but am also excited to share the joy with others in the online community. Watch out for the free video live streaming of the Miguel Cotto and Manny Pacquiao match a.k.a. Firepower and don't forget to subscribe to my feed.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Who Will You Cheer For?

Football, Halloween, Christmas seasons! Some of the few seasons a lot of people wait for. Well, me? I look forward to that once every four years season – the World Cup!

While other people are putting up their artificial christmas tree, football players are training hard and playing hard for their respective countries, especially those who haven’t qualified yet. Who will you cheer for?

More Football or Soccer Videos to Come

Football Videos and Pictures will start to post videos of goals again soon. The reason why there have been so many pictures instead of videos is because my sources of videos have vanished. Plus, I do not have enough system memory on my computers to process the videos from my sources. I may just have to resort to looking for other sources of football videos.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham Premiere League Match Goal Pictures: 10/31/2009

Arsenal emphatically swept aside claims from Tottenham that they were ready to challenge the supremacy of their north London rivals with a convincing victory at the Emirates.

The game turned inside 11 seconds shortly before the interval as the Gunners struck twice to set up a victory that gave manager Arsene Wenger 1000 Premier League points since his arrival at the club in 1996.

It also ended any hopes Spurs may have harboured of ending a winless league sequence against Arsenal that now stretches back 20 games.

Boss Harry Redknapp would have been satisfied with how his side had coped with Arsenal's threat until they imploded spectacularly as half-time approached.

Robin van Persie reacted quicker than Ledley King to meet Bacary Sagna's cross in the 42nd minute, but Spurs keeper Heurelho Gomes should have done much better than fumble the ball over the line.

And worse was to follow for the visitors straight from the kick-off when Wilson Palacios gifted possession to Cesc Fabregas, who ran through the heart of a static defence to beat Gomes.

Any lingering optimism that Redknapp's side could follow in the footsteps of West Ham and claw back a two-goal lead against Arsenal was snuffed out by more crass defending that saw the hosts add another on the hour.

1-0 Robin Van Persie 42"

2-0 Cesc Fabregas 43"

3-0 Robin Van Persie 60"

I Should Have Backed Up My Back Up

I should have resorted to an online backup of my football video files. My external hard drive fell and stopped working. I had so much files in it and felt so much regret that I did not back up my files. I used the external HD as my mobile office because the computers I used were always infected with virus. I guess I should have backed up my back up files too.

Manchester United 2-0 Blackburn Rovers Goal Pictures 10/31/2009

Dimitar Berbatov's second-half volley helped to set up a stuttering Manchester United win over Blackburn.

United's new look defence had few problems and after being twice denied early on, Berbatov flicked up Patrice Evra's skewed shot to score the opener.

Wayne Rooney doubled the lead after 87 minutes, cracking in an Anderson cross with an exquisite half-volley.

1-0 Dimitar Berbatov 55"

2-0 Wayne Rooney 87"